Alcohol and Drug Education

Making a decision about whether or not to use alcohol is PERSONAL. It is your right and responsibility to make decisions for yourself. How often and how much you drink is your choice. Your best bet is to make informed choices and understand the consequences of your behavior. We've assembled some guidelines to assist you in making these choices.

Addressing a friend about their alcohol or drug use can be complicated. Know that you do not have to have all the answers or handle a situation alone. There are plenty of resources and trained professionals on campus. While you may feel it is your responsibility to bring attention to the situation, ultimately, it is the user's choice to help him or herself. Once that decision to get help is made, show your support.

In cases of an on-campus emergency, call Brandeis University Public Safety at 781-736-3333. They will send an officer and Brandeis Emergency Medical Corps (BEMCo) to assist you. BEMCo is Brandeis University's emergency medical first response service.

Alcohol poisoning can be fatal. If someone has had too much to drink or hurt themselves while drinking, call for help immediately and stay with the person until help arrives. In cases of a potential head injury, even if the person regains consciousness, he or she must be evaluated immediately.